If you want to import and ‘get it right’ there’s much ground work to complete before an order is placed. Here’s some things our account managers have to organise before providing a quote:
Sourcing The Right Product – this means choosing from the huge array of potential suppliers, assessing the honest, reliable manufacturers and filtering unreliable or outright fraudulent suppliers.
Price vs Quality – Many suppliers offer exceptionally cheap prices. What you won’t discover – until too late – is they’ve sacrificed the quality. Given our experience with a wide range of products – we’re highly attuned to games the manufacturers can play.
Negotiating Price – In China virtually everything is negotiable. Never accept the first price a factory provides. You can usually get a better deal, particularly if you know their costs. Comparing several suppliers will help indicate a fair price.
Specifications and Quantities. Getting the exact specifications for your product is very important. Manufacturers have been known to make costly mistakes simply because they weren’t given highly specific specifications.
Landed Quotes. This includes calculating freight costs, the weight of goods in containers, how many goods can fit into a container etc
Fluctuations in Exchange Rates & material prices all need to be addressed in detail before an order is placed.
In order to continue the high level of service to our existing members we cannot deal with every possible enquiry.
The membership is refundable to those who order more than $10,000 of goods. And over the long term it’s a small price to pay to have your interests handled by import professionals in China.
Ultimately it’s this ground work which can make the difference between success and failure. In the long run, we believe you’ll find our services great value for money!